When the gutters are full the rain comes down directly off the roof like a waterfall down where your home’s foundation is. This can cause cracking in the foundation and also rotting in it, and in the siding. When this happens you are in an extremely uncomfortable position of looking at a very expensive project that could have been easily avoided.
It is necessary to keep the gutters free of leaves at least once a year. Late winter or early spring is the best time since you have accumulated all of the leaves from fall. You will certainly want to clean your gutters before the rains start in your area. Try to clean them out any earlier than the last drop of leaves and you will just have to repeat the process. If you happen to have a lot of trees over or next to your home it may be necessary to clean them out twice per year.
Professionals can come and help you by using their equipment which includes safety equipment. Since they do this task professionally and often, they can do it more quickly and with better accuracy. They will be better off doing it than you because they are trained at doing it and know how to do it the most efficiently and safely because they do it all the time